Jeffrey A. Carver

Biography

Jeffrey A. Carver was a Nebula Award finalist for his novel Eternity's End. He also authored Battlestar Galactica, a novelization of the critically acclaimed television miniseries. His novels combine thought-provoking characters with engaging storytelling, and range from the adventures of the Star Rigger universe (Star Rigger's Way, Dragons in the Stars, and others) to the ongoing, character-driven hard SF of The Chaos Chronicles—which begins with Neptune Crossing and continues with Strange Attractors, The Infinite Sea, and Sunborn. The first three Chaos books are available on Smashwords with all-new Afterwords, featuring the author's reflections on the writing of these novels.

A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver lives with his family in the Boston area. He has taught writing in a variety of settings, from educational television to conferences for young writers to MIT, as well as his ongoing Ultimate Science Fiction Workshop with Craig Shaw Gardner. He has created a free web site for aspiring authors of all ages at http://www.writesf.com.

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Books

Neptune Crossing
Series: The Chaos Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 97,250. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00)
When John Bandicut encounters an alien intelligence on Neptune's moon Triton, his life changes irrevocably. Urged by the alien quarx now sharing his mind, he accepts an audacious mission—to steal a ship and hurtle across the solar system in a desperate bid for Earth's survival. Book 1 of The Chaos Chronicles, by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End—with a new Afterword by the author.
Strange Attractors
Series: The Chaos Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,700. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00)
For John Bandicut, Earth is but a memory. Stranded outside the galaxy in a vast structure peopled by a thousand races, Bandicut finds unexpected friends—only to be caught up in a cascade of irresistible forces. Confronting an entity known as the boojum, Bandicut discovers that the Shipworld itself is in peril, and only he can intervene. Book 2 of The Chaos Chronicles—with an all-new Afterword.
The Infinite Sea
Series: The Chaos Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,360. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Flung to an alien ocean world, John Bandicut and his companions find themselves plunged into the deepsea realm of the Neri. What will they find in the Neri's failing undersea city, or in the terrifying object of the deep abyss? Book 3 of The Chaos Chronicles continues the hard-SF saga inspired by chaos theory—with an all-new Afterword by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End.
Eternity's End
Series: Star Rigger Universe. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 215,540. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.50)
Star pilot Renwald Legroeder undertakes a search for the legendary ghost ship Impris and her passengers and crew—whose fate is entwined with interstellar piracy, quantum defects in space-time, galactic coverup conspiracies, and deep-cyber romance. Nominated for the Nebula Award—a novel of the Star Rigger Universe, from the author of The Chaos Chronicles.
The Chaos Chronicles (Books 1-3)
Series: The Chaos Chronicles. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 317,540. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00)
An omnibus of three novels: Neptune Crossing, Strange Attractors, and The Infinite Sea. When John Bandicut encounters alien sentience on Triton, his life changes forever—from sacrificing everything to save Earth, to confronting a malicious entity at the edge of the galaxy, to fathoming the abyss of an alien ocean. A major hard-SF adventure from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End.
Shapeshifter Finals
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When Hog Donovan joined the Games of IIMAWL, the IntraGalactic Interworld Multicultural Amateur Wrestling League, he knew he’d be facing alien competition. But a shapeshifter? With Earth’s honor at stake and his mother screaming from the stands, what’s the young wrestler to do? “Shapeshifter Finals” originally appeared in Warriors of Blood and Dream, edited by Roger Zelazny. 7800 words
Reality School: In the Entropy Zone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,040. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Reality shapers"-- the children whose job it is to keep the forces of disorder at bay, to "maintain" reality for humanity. It sounds like grand, even godlike work, and some oppose it for just that reason. But with a deadly entropic fold threatening to destroy the world, a handful of children must assume the most perilous job in human history. First appeared in Science Fiction Age. 12,700 words
What Gods Are These?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A lone survivor lurks in a ruined space station, facing certain death or capture. Earth has been saved from herself, her warring human children abducted by the Saviors to a forced promise of peace. Now they're coming for him. Can the human spirit survive in the face of the Saviors' overwhelming force? First appeared in Galileo magazine, from the author of Eternity's End. 7000 words
Dragon Space: A Star Rigger Omnibus
Series: Star Rigger Universe. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 252,880. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00)
Two Star Rigger novels in one! Between the stars, says legend, there lives a realm of dragons. When a young star rigger named Jael flies the forbidden route, she learns the reality—that the dragons are real, and deadly. Only after a dragon named Highwing befriends her does Jael realize she has been caught up in an ancient battle of good and evil, her appearance foretold by an ancient prophecy.
Sunborn
Series: The Chaos Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 139,390. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00)
Stars are dying. Bandicut and his friends must learn what threatens the Starmaker Nebula and confront a billion-year-old adversary of life as they know it. Whatever chance they have of stopping the Mindaru may be found only in the fiery heart of an intelligent sun. Vol 4 of The Chaos Chronicles. World Edition, for sale outside the USA only. U.S. readers, look for the Tor ebook, widely available.
Of No Return
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00)
No man can live and work on the ocean floor without the occasional visit mainside. At least, that's the policy when you work the North Atlantic seabed at the NorthAtStat nuclear power station. But for one man, the surface-side R&R is anything but restful. Can he readjust to life on the surface? Jeffrey A. Carver's first published story appeared originally in 1974. 6000 words.
Though All the Mountains Lie Between
Price: Free! Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When star pilot Jael rebels against an abusive captain and flies the "mountain route" through the Flux, she dismisses a legend claiming that dragons lurk waiting for unwary riggers. But appear they do, challenging Jael to a fight to the death. This short story is the basis for the novel Dragons in the Stars (available in the omnibus Dragon Space). 9000 words, plus excerpt from Dragon Space.
Dog Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
For Jake, a young asteroid miner, a dog is truly man's best friend. He might have his doubts when Sam, a smartmutt border collie, questions Jake's piloting sense; but after the crash on an unnamed rock in space, Jake's life might truly depend on his canine sidekick. How many dogs can quote astrophysics while digging to beat the bone? 6000 words, plus a preview sample of The Chaos Chronicles.
Reality and Other Fictions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,280. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Five science fiction stories to ignite the imagination. Explore an Earth being devoured by entropy. Dive the ocean depths to stop an oil spill. Rocket into space as a tourist. Mine the asteroids with your border collie. These stories span Carver's career, and include his first published short fiction as well as his most recent. With new introductions, from the author of The Chaos Chronicles.
Going Alien
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,100. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Encounter the alien, in six science fiction stories from the imagination of Jeffrey A. Carver! Wrestle a shapeshifter in the intragalactic IIMAWL amateur wrestling games. Make love between the stars. Make a last stand against the aliens who've destroyed Earth. Duel an interstellar dragon. These and more, with new introductions by the Nebula-nominated author of The Chaos Chronicles.
From a Changeling Star
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,570. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Deep in the fires of Betelgeuse, scientists anxiously await the one man essential to the greatest engineering project in history. But on Kantano's World, Willard Ruskin battles invisible agents for control of his life, and even his memories. Drawn into a conflict from which not even death will free him, Ruskin must reach Betelgeuse before his enemies sabotage humanity's future among the stars.
Down the Stream of Stars
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,800. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Starstream! In a great diaspora, starships ply the ethereal new highway into the galaxy. But none could have guessed the dangers unleashed by the starstream—including the deadly Throgs. When starship Charity flies into peril, a young Claudi Melnik confronts a threat from beyond space and time. Triumphant sequel to From a Changeling Star and a daring journey to the heart of consciousness itself.
Panglor
Series: Star Rigger Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,510. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Discredited as a space pilot, Panglor Balef is doomed to die in space. Bad enough to be coerced into a mission of murder and suicide, he must also contend with a young woman—stowaway and impossible companion. He could never imagine the journey through space-time they are about to take, from which there is almost certainly no return. Prequel to Jeffrey A. Carver’s famed Star Rigger Universe.
Star Rigger's Way
Series: Star Rigger Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,660. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00)
His shipmates dead, star rigger Gev Carlyle is adrift in the Flux between the stars. His sole hope for survival is an alien castaway named Cephean. Only a compatible rigger team, meshed in psychic unity, can harness the turbulence of the Flux—and Carlyle's ship is sailing inexorably toward the deadly maelstrom of the Hurricane Flume. He needs Cephean's help, but dreads the union more than death!
The Rapture Effect
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,330. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
War between the stars. It was started by an AI, and few humans even knew there was a war at all. But now people are dying, not just robots and aliens—and the AI wants it to stop. But a war is easier to start than to stop, and the computer can't alter its course without outside help. When the Gnostic Control System searches for conspirators, it chooses its friends carefully. Author / Eternity's End
The Infinity Link
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 187,640. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ancient alien travelers. Hopeless love. Transcendent encounter. Mozelle Moi’s life becomes a flight of fear and astounding discovery, as she meddles in a government project to make first contact with visitors from the stars. Caught in a telepathic link with the Talenki voyagers, Mozy's personal odyssey will soon be entwined with the fate of all of Humanity. From the author of Eternity’s End.
Seas of Ernathe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,690. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Starship rigging is a long-lost art. But the ocean world Ernathe may hold the key to its rediscovery, if a young star pilot can learn the ways of the mysterious sea people, the Nale’nid. A touching story of love and personal discovery, Seas of Ernathe takes us on a journey back toward the mode of star travel that once knit the galaxy together. From the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End.

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